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Bayt Al Wakeel

Souk Al Kabeer Bur Dubai, Bastakia On the creek, | Near Bank of Baroda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 353 0530
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Seafood, Grill, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Souk Al Kabeer Bur Dubai, Bastakia On the creek, | Near Bank of Baroda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not far away from Dubai museum. Good restaurant with fresh fishes cooked on your wish. Large menu, but you can ask for something a bit different. Great place.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jaguar131959
Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jbgarcia Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an ex resident of uae i have escorted many friends and family to Dubai for sightseeing and shopping trips. I have always taken them to this waterfront cafe which is located in the heart of the old souq. Great food, especially falafel, Turkish coffee...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank itskars
Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Itskars Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we came across this place after it was mentioned during our Wonder Bus tour (as the bus passed by this place on water) so dropped by to try it when we were walking around the Textile Souk. Tons of choices of food on the menu.....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank reezewahab
Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Reezewahab Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great spot at the Creek in the Old Souk area. The historic building is renovated nicely in Arabic style, but the terrace is the place to be seated. Service is swift, organised and responsive. Food is pretty average but the portions are well sized....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Jensbertelsen
Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jensbertelsen Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chance upon this restaurant at the Creek. Initial was doubtful as there’s no price displayed at the entrance n being approach by their staff. We asked them to recommend something local and it was really good. They even provide mobile charging station. Restrooms were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sunflower098
Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sunflower Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

(Simple Minds) - Bayt Al Nakeel - Dubai I was doing a touristy day in central Dubai with a friend who has lived in the Emirates for a few years. We’d visited the viewing gallery at the Burj Khalifa, then headed over to the creek...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BobtheBrit
Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018

After walking for hours this restaurant felt very welcoming for their location and views. We were seated by the water, it was pleasant with the gentle breeze blowing. We didn’t expect quality food thinking it was touristy but we were pleasantly surprised. The local food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank amazingitaly10
Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team...More

Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

In the first step we couldn't find Restaurant but than we had a look to Google Maps. The location just at the waterfront is really nice, the food and the value are fine, too.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank matthiaskoeln
Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2018

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Greetings from Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant. Thank you very much for your positive feedback that shall only encourage our team to achieve and deliver consistent standard deliveries at all times. Your kind comments on the service will surely be conveyed to our team...More

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

I would absolutely recommend. Quite a pleasant restaurant on the creek. Several outdoor tables. Great selection on the menu. Very nice waiters/ waitresses. If your a seafood lover, get the crabs! Also near the souq~beautiful views. Enjoy 😉More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank blondie_bro
Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Dear Blondie Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. How delightful to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your time here! It is great to read your feedback and we really appreciate it. I will pass your valuable feedback to the...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

We came here twice in our week in Dubai because we were blown away first time and both times it delivered. Located right on the Creek, and with a short walk through the Souk to get there (we also parked the other side (near the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Peter D
Rafi M, Manager at Bayt Al Wakeel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Dear Peter D “Thanks for sharing! We always appreciate honest feedback, and it does indeed get pretty lively in here. Glad to hear you enjoy the food & Service!” I look forward to welcoming you back to the Bayt Al Wakeel Restaurant in the not...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 60
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souk Al Kabeer Bur Dubai, Bastakia On the creek, | Near Bank of Baroda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Al Souk Al Kabir
  • Neighbourhood: Al Souk Al Kabir
  • Phone Number: +971 4 353 0530
  • E-mail
Description
Bayt Al Wakeel-a building where each intriguing corner holds some history of Dubai.Bayt Al Wakeel was the first location of Dubai imports and exports and the hub of significant activity during the early years of development. the building has been preserved by the heritage department and is a showcase for Dubai. in 1981 Gray Mackenzie and company was appointed as the licensed shipping agents in Dubai. the company contributed to the development of the UAE by providing services to trading,shipping,insurance and transportation and was later entrusted with the task of operating the port complex at port Rashid. Bayt Al Wakeel Means "Agent Home" in Arabic. was was originally built as shipping office in 1935 on the Creek.
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